Mayhem in B-Flat

Mayhem in B Flat Vacationing in Normandy suave sleuth Homer Evans and his stylish pistol packing friend Miriam Leonard catch sight of a familiar member of the notorious gang the St Julian Rollers As Homer and Miria

  • Title: Mayhem in B-Flat
  • Author: Elliot Paul
  • ISBN: 9780486256214
  • Page: 172
  • Format: Paperback
  • Vacationing in Normandy, suave sleuth Homer Evans and his stylish, pistol packing friend Miriam Leonard catch sight of a familiar member of the notorious gang, the St Julian Rollers As Homer and Miriam depart for Paris, that gang member called the Singe is also at the Rouen train station and covertly signals to their compartment as the train pulls from the station.What fVacationing in Normandy, suave sleuth Homer Evans and his stylish, pistol packing friend Miriam Leonard catch sight of a familiar member of the notorious gang, the St Julian Rollers As Homer and Miriam depart for Paris, that gang member called the Singe is also at the Rouen train station and covertly signals to their compartment as the train pulls from the station.What follows lives up spectacularly to the title of Elliot Paul s mystery classic Against a richly evoked background of Paris in the 1930s, Homer and Miriam deftly manage to mix serious detection with madcap adventure.

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    • Eric_W says:

      It's always a pleasure to read crime novels written in the thirties and forties. They seem more refined than some of the slam-bam, shoot-em-ups that are enjoyable, but appeal perhaps to a baser level. Elliott Paul's Mayhem in B-flat is a case in point. It contains some cute little puns that I didn't get immediately. My favorite is the obscure Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op. 13 by Sauvequipeut.Our hero is Homer Evans, good friend of Chief of Detectives Fremont of the Paris Police Department. His [...]

    • Bev says:

      Mayhem in B-Flat is set in Paris between the two World Wars. It stars Homer Evans, American in Paris, and his pistol packing lady, Miriam Leonard. Miriam is more at home on the prairie, wrestling steers into submission--but adjusts well to the French countryside which seems to be littered with rival gang members. Homer and Miriam have planned an excursion to Normandy to allow Homer to investigate his Gallic roots. But their quiet vacation plans are interrupted when they encounter a gang member k [...]

    • Marchette says:

      reprint of a 30s (ish?) mystery novel. Includes phrases that are now considered racist, and abstains from sexual references by stating that he's abstaining from writing about sex becausewell, it was the 30s. OR 40s or least his "doll" gets to shoot up the bad guys. Oops!

    • Linda says:

      Every time I read an Elliot Paul Homer Evans murder mystery I am reminded of the movie Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. This series is funny, full of adventure and film-worthy although I don't know if any have actually been made into movies.

    • Bev says:

      see review on alternate edition

    • Bricomane says:

      Very dated, but then I was reading it to get a period flavor. The author is definitely better at vignettes than suspense/mysteries.

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